Men Are Such Babies
I should know, I am one. And when I’m sick, I want nothing more than to whine and sleep and try to get comfortable.
That’s how this whole weekend was. Starting Friday evening, through until…well now a little, I had some stomach virus that wiped me out. To give you a sense about how bad it was, I actually lost five pounds in less than 24 hours. I’m still trying to build back my robust health, but I think it will take another day or two.
For a full two days, no food seemed in the least bit appealing, and my favorite position was curled up in a warm down comforter, fast asleep.
Despite being totally drained, I did do a little bit of knitting over the weekend.
Nico had to get in the picture (he’s turning into quite the little ham). I was able to finish the ribbing for the front section of the pullover, and even got a few rows of the reverse stockinette stitch completed as well.
I picked up the Winter 2007 Vogue Knitting, and I was glad I did.
First of all, it was the first issue I’ve seen in a while that had that certain “kiss-my-ass-attitude”…in a long while, in fact. They chose many interesting, and some very good designs for this issue. Brandon Mably’s handprint sweater stands out as one that I’d absolutely make. There was even a Mari Lynn Patrick design that I thought was quite good, but then followed up by a second design of hers that looked like an aborted afghan project. I had a friend who stole a dozen or so Pan Am airplane blankets and his partner made him a patchwork coat from the material. It looked significantly better than the “patchwork” piece in Vogue by MLP.
The feature articles were actually interesting enough to read. Check out the magazine’s index, and I think you’ll see what I mean.
Overall, it was the first time I felt I got my money’s worth in a knitting magazine.
As far as Nico pictures go, I won’t be posting a lot of his photos. As much as I love our new kitty, I’d prefer not to let this become a Knitting/Cat blog. I’m sure there are plenty of those out there if that’s what interests you.
As for Weavettes, I’ll make a deal with our favorite curmudgeon. If she’ll make placemats on her loom, I’ll make matching coasters (as long was we can both get the same yarns). I think we’ve both been about equally as productive on our respective “looms.” Hit an old woman, indeed.